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December 2011:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded $1,000 in grants to worthy local organizations including: $500 to Columbia Food Center for continued operations within the community; and $500 to Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio for continued operations within the community.

November 2011:
The Columbia Community Foundation held a very successful Fall Gala fundraiser on 11/05/11 at the Columbia Hills Country Club. The organization raised about $23,000 in net profit from this event. The Columbia Community Foundation awarded $10,999 in grants to worthy local organizations including: $1,500 to Columbia Historical Society for assisting in the purchase of logs for the creation of a Columbia Blockhouse replica; $1,000 to Columbia Middle School for assisting in the funding of an educational science field trip to Stone Lab in Put-In-Bay on Gibraltar Island not including bus or ferry transportation; $7,899 to Columbia Township for northeast corner of SR-252 and SR-82 owned by Columbia Township for Community Corner Beautification Project; and $600 to Columbia High School Youth4Youth Club for For assisting in the funding of the Columbia Senior Citizen Breakfast being held in December 2011 and May 2012.

October 2011:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded $100 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of George D. Cross, former foundation Fall Gala Honorary Chairperson.

June 2011:
The Columbia Community Foundation participated in the 2011 Columbia Homecoming Festival through hosting a booth at the event.

May 2011:
Two $2,000 Columbia Community Foundation Scholarships, two $1,000 Lucille MacClellan Memorial Scholarships, and one $1,000 Columbia Chamber of Commerce Scholarship were awarded to deserving high school seniors for a grand total of $7,000 in scholarships for 2011.

April 2011:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded $2,300 in grants to worthy local organizations including: $250 to Columbia High School Youth4Youth Club for assisting in the funding of the Columbia Senior Citizen Breakfast being held in May 2011; $450 to Columbia Middle School for the Columbia Middle School's entrance and other fees for the Power of the Pen competition in January 2011; and $1,600 to Columbia Township for purchasing one handicapped accessible water fountain for Columbia Park.

March 2011:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded $2,800 to Columbia Township by purchasing two new LED "STOP" signs for one Columbia Township high accident intersection.

December 2010:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded $1,250 in grants to worthy local organizations including: $250 grant to the Columbia High School Youth4Youth Club for assisting in the funding of the Columbia Senior Citizen Breakfast being held in December 2010; $500 to Columbia Food Center for continued operations within the community; and $500 to Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio for continued operations within the community.

November 2010:
The Columbia Community Foundation held a very successful Fall Gala fundraiser on 11/06/10 at the Columbia Hills Country Club. The organization raised about $22,000 in net profit from this event.

June 2010:
The Columbia Community Foundation's President, Ronald B. Krisko, is honored with the 2010 Columbia Township Citizen of the Year award presented by the Columbia Historical Society and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

June 2010:
The Columbia Community Foundation participated in the 2010 Columbia Homecoming Festival through hosting a booth at the event.

May 2010:
One $2,000 Columbia Community Foundation Scholarship, one $1,500 Columbia Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, and two $1,000 Lucille MacClellan Memorial Scholarships were awarded to deserving high school seniors for a grand total of $5,500 in scholarships for 2010.

April 2010:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded a $250 grant to the Columbia High School Youth4Youth Club for assisting in the funding of the Columbia Senior Citizen Breakfast being held in May 2010.

March 2010:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Columbia Township for the Columbia Township Fire Department only to utilize in upgrading their computers and computer software, which will provide increased safety and efficiency by allowing them to get connected directly to the Lorain County Sheriff’s office, Southwest General Health Center, and other local hospitals.

December 2009:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded $2,300 in grants to worthy local organizations including: $1,500 to Friends of the Columbia Library for best non-political use; $300 to Columbia Food Center for continued operations within the community; $300 to Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio for continued operations within the community; and $200 to Columbia Middle School for hosting expenses for the 2010 Power of the Pen Tournament in January 2010.

November 2009:
The Columbia Community Foundation held a very successful Fall Gala fundraiser on 11/07/09 at the Columbia Hills Country Club. The organization raised about $20,000 in net profit from this event. The Columbia Community Foundation awarded $600 in grants to worthy local organizations including: $600 to Power of the Pen for the Columbia Middle School's entrance fee for the Power of the Pen competition in January 2010.

June 2009:
Since 2008, the Columbia Community Foundation has awarded $3,300 in local grants and $4,000 in scholarships to worthy local students for a grand total of $7,300 reinvested back into the local community in only one year.

June 2009:
The Columbia Community Foundation participated in the 2009 Columbia Homecoming Festival through hosting a booth at the event.

May 2009:
The $1,000 Columbia Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and $1,000 Lucille MacClellan Memorial Scholarship were awarded to two deserving high school seniors.

March 2009:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Columbia Township for the assistance in purchasing new flags and flag poles for behind the Columbia VFW Memorial.

December 2008:
The Columbia Community Foundation awarded $2,300 in grants to worthy local organizations including: $1,000 to Columbia Township Fireman's Association for the purchase of new rescue tools; $300 to Columbia Food Center for continued operations within the community; to Columbia High School through the purchase of a computer projector for about $700; and $300 to Power of the Pen for assisting with the Columbia Middle School's entrance fee for the Power of the Pen competition in January 2009.

November 2008:
The Columbia Community Foundation held a very successful Semi-Formal Inaugural Ball fundraiser on 11/01/08 at the Columbia Hills Country Club. The organization raised about $15,000 in net profit from this event.

August 2008:
The Columbia Community Foundation received its 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity approval from the IRS.

May 2008:
The Columbia Community Foundation was incorporated as a legal entity within the state of Ohio.

May 2008:
The $1,000 Columbia Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and $1,000 Lucille MacClellan Memorial Scholarship were awarded to two deserving high school seniors.

January 2008:
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce Scholarship was permanently transferred to the Columbia Community Foundation, and the Lucille MacClellan Memorial Scholarship was created.

November 2007:
The Columbia Community Foundation officers were appointed.

October 2007:
The Columbia Community Foundation was founded by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the former Columbia Kiwanis Club through a generous donation from Lucille MacClellan.

 



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